Hard starting, white smoke and dying on deceleration

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Nov 26 16:02:40 EST 2003

>I've got a '91 200 Avant.  When I bought the car it always started 
>hard, but as of late, it has been dying after running a while when 
>you come to a stop.

Bad turbo bypass valve, or the line to the valve is shot.

>On a side note, the fuse that runs to the Rad fan had a massive 
>blowout and gave my buddy second degree burns on his arm while he 
>was under the hood.  Could this be a symptom, culprit, or completely 
>different issue?

If the fan was seized and the car overheated and blew the head 
gasket, yeah,  I guess...maybe...

One thing at a time- fix the TBV.

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